There is no time like the present to focus on self care. Since many of us have been going makeup free, our skin has been given a bit of break. Why not take it to the next level and give ourselves an at home facial? Put on a robe and pour yourself a glass of champagne for the full experience!
Start by cleansing your face. Use your favorite facial cleanser and makeup remover (if needed). Make sure your face is completely clean.
Before you start cleansing your face, put a large pot of water on the stove to boil. After cleansing, take to the pot off of the heat for couple of minutes. Once it has cooled down a bit, place your face over the steam with a towel over your head. Stay in this position for about 5 to 10 minutes. This will open up your pores.
If you have an actual facial steamer, of course use this instead.
Use a facial scrub or exfoliating brush to remove any dead skin from your face. Be sure not to be too heavy handed as this can be damaging to the skin.
It’s usually best to leave extractions to the professionals, but if you feel up to the task (and have the proper tools) go for it. The steam will have helped many things come to surface. The biggest thing about extractions is not to force it. This is especially important for darker skin tones that are more prone to scarring.
Using the facial oil of your choice, massage your face in a circular/upward motion. Gently work the oil into your skin. You could also use a jade roller for this process.
Apply a facial mask that best suits your skin’s current needs. Follow instructions on packaging for ideal results.
Once you’ve washed off the mask, use a toner all over your face. Toners help close your pores and restore balance.
Once you’ve toned your face apply a serum and a moisturizer. This will lock in all the goodness you just did.